A 21-year-old pickpocket identified as Power ThankGod from Ahoada West LGA in Rivers State has been arrested by the Bayelsa State Vigilante Service for stealing the sum of N3,000 Naira from the pocket of a keke driver.
The suspect who specializes in snatching phones, money and valuables from passengers was arrested on Saturday, December 4, along the popular Tombia-Etegwe Roundabout in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
Gallant men of the Bayelsa State Vigilante Service who were stationed at the Tombia Roundabout axis chased and caught him after the driver raised the alarm. HGS Media Plus gathered.
The suspect who confessed to have been involved in the snatching business for many years revealed that he boards tricycles and vehicles where he snatches phones, other valuables from women’s handbags or men’s pockets.
He also pleaded to be pardoned, saying that he will repent henceforth.
Chairman of the Bayelsa State Vigilante Service, Hon. Doubiye Alagba said, “when the Keke Driver raised the alarm, already the suspect had dropped from the Keke, it took a hot chase from men of the state vigilante before he was caught and the stolen money recovered from him.
“Let me use this medium to call on the attention of residents who use commercial means of transport to look out for these set of criminals who are on the increase now in our dear state causing havoc to our people
“This suspect from his confession is a professional in this act for years and these are the bad eggs who colonize others to join them in this wicked act of pick-pocketing.”
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